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Aspen Highlands

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Address: White River National Forest, Aspen, CO 81612
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A local favorite, the Highlands specialize in steep trails but also offer...

A local favorite, the Highlands specialize in steep trails but also offer easier trails for novices.

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We arrived at the base via the direct shuttle from Buttermilk. It was nice having this option without transferring on several RFTA buses. Although it was extremely windy that... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at the base via the direct shuttle from Buttermilk. It was nice having this option without transferring on several RFTA buses. Although it was extremely windy that late morning, I immediately found Highlands to my liking. It’s geared to serious skiers - double black diamond drop-ins, the famed Highland Bowl, fewer frills than the other places. Unfortunately, high... More 

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St. Thomas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not for beginners....so perfect for us!!! Not crowded. Beginners seem to go to Buttermilk and Snowmass so plenty of run with few skiers.

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houston
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fun mountain with several cruising type runs and short lift lines. For those of us who do ok on most of the easier blue runs, the very bottom part of the mountain is too steep for my taste. It would much better with an easier way down for the last 200 yards.

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Evergreen, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My oh My, it lives up to the hype. What a great ski hill. I am used to skiing in Summit and Eagle Counties, Much closer to the front range and the crowds. If you have a couple of days the Highlands is worth the extra time in the car. Saturday morning of a 3 day weekend and I had... More 

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Woodinville, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Loved skiing the Highlands and enjoying free coffee by the ski racks, and hot cider/Clif bars on the lifts. WOW. The runs are so fun and the scenery is great. Really a fun mountain and lots of options for skiers of varying abilities.

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The intermediate to advanced runs on this mountain are unbelievable because the mountain lets you off it so gradually that it builds in excellent intermediate runs that are wide, well groomed and fabulous to ski, but the need more signs so that you know where you are.

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boston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

It snowed just before we arrived. There was some beautiful powder. Love the rollers on this mountain. We keep coming back!

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TN
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We were at the Highlands for the bus ride to the Maroon Bells. We thought we'd have lunch before going back into town, so I went to Taqueria to get us some tacos. I could not believe what I got. Miniature tacos with no topping - just a dab of beef with no flavor. So I looked over the self-service... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

While Aspen Highlands has some beautiful buildings and scenery, other than being the departure point for the bus tour, it was truly a ghost town. In fact, the one eatery we found open for a late lunch closed up right after we left. I'm sure it's wonderful in the winter during ski season.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

If you are going up to Maroon Bells, the bus from Aspen drops you here, a bunch of shops, a few eateries, a hotel and the welcome center where you buy your tickets for the bus to the Bells. It's a pleasant way station for a summer visit if you are in the area. Well maintained, pretty flowers, nice views.... More 

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